We have stayed here a couple times now. On our first visit, we stayed for 5 days in December 2016 then moved the coach to the rear of the resort to store for 10 days while we flew to Hawaii. Most recently we stayed for the month of May 2017 at their monthly rate. It is a very nice park and truly deserving of the word ‘resort’ in their name, unlike some other RV parks and campgrounds that probably use that term too liberally and people tend to interpret too literally. We consider Oasis Las Vegas to be among the nicest RV parks we’ve stayed at during our 3 years on the road so far.

 

Overview

The resort is located off Windmill Lane, just off the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard and the infamous Las Vegas Strip. It is far enough away from The Strip to not feel like you’re in the middle of party town, but conveniently located an easy 10-15 minute drive to the Strip and Fremont Street (old town Las Vegas) so you are not too far from the heart of the action if you choose. It’s also close to McCarran International Airport, shopping and services.

Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort is a large campground with over 900 sites, all of which are concrete pads with full hook-ups. Nearly 700 of those sites are pull-thru’s and the remaining 225 or so are back-in sites. All roads are paved and in great condition. They offer five different levels of sites with corresponding increases in price. At the time of writing this review, the daily rates ranged from $47–$69 (Sunday–Thursday); $52-$74 (Friday–Saturday) and higher on Holidays. Check their website for current rates.

The park is definitely big rig friendly. Our site easily accommodated our 36’ motorhome plus tow dolly and car. While most sites can handle big rigs, the resort also has a dedicated big rig section that can accommodate RV combinations such as 45’ motorhomes with stacker trailers and other 60’ plus length rigs. It’s a popular RV resort that is professionally run, well organized and has been well occupied each time we’ve stayed. It’s also good for large rally groups.

Amenities

This park has one of the nicest outdoor pool areas of any RV resort we have ever stayed at. It is beautifully landscaped with waterfalls, palm trees, pool lounges and shaded cabanas for relaxing. There are two separate swimming pool areas – one for adults and one for kids/families. The hot tub is by the adult pool and usage is restricted to 18+. There is a small sandy beach area by the kids/family pool. It’s a family friendly resort and safe for kids.

They also have ballrooms for weddings or other large events, a nice fitness center and an 18 hole mini-golf course with actual grass putting greens. There are horseshoe pits, bocci ball courts, a kid’s playground and multiple dog runs, including a large dog park for your larger furry friends. There are six ‘comfort stations’ with restrooms, showers, laundry rooms and recycling bins spread around the park so there is always one relatively close by. They have trash cans spread all around the park as well, and staff collects the trash from them at least daily so you don’t have to contend with big dumpsters. 

There is also a cafe/restaurant and convenience/gift store located in the main office building – we didn’t use them but they seem to be very nice and well stocked with everything from drinks and food to holiday apparel and RV supplies . In true Vegas style, the store even has slot machines for those who just can’t wait to get down to the casinos!

NOTE: At the rear of the main lobby there is a desk situated beside the cafe labeled “Las Vegas Information Booth” with a spinning wheel. This is NOT related to Oasis RV Resort but is run by Good Sam Enterprises and staffed by an outgoing yet persistent lady who will try and enroll you in a timeshare presentation in exchange for gifts, bonuses or free nights. We gave her a wide berth and managed to avoid the sales pitch. Just something to keep in mind and be aware of so you aren’t caught by surprise. Remember… the freebie goodies sound tempting but you WILL end up paying for them (dearly). Maybe a new timeshare membership is worth the investment to you… but remember, you can almost always buy an RV/camping timeshare memberships at a substantially discounted price on the resale market – like we did when buying our Thousand Trails Elite membership through a broker – and saving thousands of dollars in the process. No matter what kind of membership contract you commit yourself to, be sure to read the fine print before you hand over your credit card and sign on the dotted line.

The security seems very good here, with a security check in at the front entrance 24/7, and we regularly saw security and maintenance staff monitoring the grounds at all hours of the day and night.

About the Sites

The Deluxe, Premium, Premium Plus and Big Rig sites have picnic tables and most have grassy areas as well. Standard sites are more basic and narrower, but are still on concrete pads with well groomed crusher fine rock next to the pad. Sites are mostly level, though there are some that have a bit of a steep pitch between the pad and the road.

We reserved a Premium site which is a pull-thru site close to the Clubhouse, with lawn, patio and picnic table. Your site is allocated upon arrival, and we were lucky enough to end up beside one of the larger, more mature trees in the campground, which provided welcome shade for our coach part of the day and which helped offset the high temperatures (90–104 F / 33–40 C). Of course, being in the desert, this RV resort would get VERY hot in the summer. 

We stayed for the entire month of May 2017 in a Premium Site at their monthly rate: $825 + tax plus a $100 deposit for electricity. Although we were parked by a large tree and tried to be conservative with our electricity use, with temperatures so high, we did use the entire $100 of electricity, and our actual usage was $107.52. For monthly stays, they read the meter on the day you arrive and the day you leave, and If you don’t use $100 worth of electricity, you get a partial refund, which would be more likely in the winter or shoulder seasons.

Our total bill came to $1,039.88 which meant our nightly rate averaged around $34.65 / night including electricity. We consider this pretty reasonable considering the standard and our enjoyment of this RV resort.

RV Storage

In December 2016, we also stored our coach and car here for 10 days while we flew to Hawaii for a vacation. They offer a couple of storage options – one was to leave it in a storage yard out the back (no hookups) and the other was to leave it with parked on a paved site at the rear of the resort, unplugged and slides in (no hookups). This is what we chose and paid $10 a day. It was a fairly tight site with just enough room for our 36’ coach and MINI Cooper parked beside it but it served our purposes and we were able to relax knowing our coach was in a safe place while we were gone. They do have larger sites available and of course, you can also leave it set up on a site hooked up to shore power to keep your batteries charges and A/C running, but you’ll pay more for that. 

Pros

  • Convenient location to the Las Vegas Strip (13-15 min drive), shopping, entertainment and McCarran Airport
  • Excellent amenities, with well maintained grounds, hot tub and separate pools for adults and kids
  • Paved, level sites
  • 24 hour security with manned gate
  • RV Storage available

Cons

  • The park is located just off of I-15, so if you have a campsite on the west side of the resort, there is some road noise. The brick wall does a surprisingly good job of shielding the noise, but you can still tell you are near a large interstate. The road noise was minimal on the east end of the park.  
  • There is also an airport nearby, so depending on which landing strip the planes are using, there can be some airplane noise as well.  
  • Windmill Lane is a multiple lane road, and you cannot make a left hand turn out of the campground, but we got used to making a U-turn at the next light if needing to head that way. This is legal, and easy in a car, but would not recommend this in a large RV.

Tips

  • There is a Smith’s grocery store less than a mile from the campground and a Whole Foods Grocery store (with a BAR) less than 10 minutes away in ‘Town Square’ which offers premium shopping and restaurants. 
  • You can find pretty much every type of shop, service provider or entertainment venue within a 30 minute drive, including Walmart and Camping World.
  • The resort does not allow you to wash your own RV unless you have a high pressure water system, but there are multiple service providers that are in the RV park washing, waxing and detailing RVs for folks nearly every day of the week.
  • There is also a propane fill area, but they also have mobile propane delivery trucks from an outside vendor so you don’t have to move your RV for propane.  
  • There is a $2 pp fee per day for more than 4 guests
  • Dump station available for $15 for non guests

WIFI & Cable

  • All sites offer cable TV, WIFI in, Telephone, 30A and 50A service
  • The campground WIFI actually works well, however we almost always use our own WIFI
  • Our Verizon Jetpack (unboosted) got 3 bars of 4G LTE and T Mobile got 2 bars 4G LTE which enabled us to work

Mail and Packages

You can have mail and packages sent at no charge – all deliveries go to the main reception office. You just need to sign for and collect them during their regular business hours of 7am–10pm, 7 days a week.

Area Highlights

It’s Vegas… so you can find pretty much anything you want – from fine dining, museums, shows, and exotic car rentals, to smashing cars with tanks, moving piles of dirt with a bulldozer, or shooting machine guns. There are endless options for gambling, nightclubs, and other adult entertainment and even the people watching is usually an entertaining activity in itself. 

Within easy driving distance, you’ll find Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and natural wonders like Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon only about a 30 minute drive away. Grand Canyon West (with the glass Skywalk) is a couple of hours drive or a short helicopter ride away. Other area highlights include Fremont Street (old town Las Vegas) and Downtown Container Park. There’s plenty of entertainment for kids too from aquariums to museums to chocolate world and indoor theme parks and rides. Whether you love Las Vegas or hate it, you’ll never be bored in Vegas as there’s literally something for everyone.

Summary

We had a wonderful stay here, will likely return in the future and would definitely recommend Oasis to others. We feel it is important to mention here our reason for deciding to stay and pay at Oasis instead of Thousand Trails Las Vegas RV Resort. Many of you know we are members of Thousand Trails and we could have stayed there “for free” (we only pay annual membership dues of about $575 so that’s close enough to ‘free’ for us considering how much we use it) but the TT location is a little further out and in a less desirable part of town. We could have stayed at TT Las Vegas to save on camping fees – we rarely spend this much (about $1,000 for the month including taxes and electricity) on a campground stay like we did at Oasis, but it was worth it to us on this occasion as we wanted to be in a much more pleasant environment to launch a major project from. Oasis is simply a more enjoyable experience and everyone else we know who has stayed there has loved it too.

More Info

Watch a video tour of Las Vegas RV Resort here

For more information, rates or to make a reservation, click here to visit the Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort website.

Have you stayed at Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort Trails? If so, what was your experience?

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